That the generation to come might know . . . (Psalm 78:6).
God’s Word tells us of the importance of children in the eyes of God. In Russia and her neighboring countries, generations are growing up with little or no knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and reaching them with the Gospel is critical.
Russian children and their families face monumental challenges. Economic conditions have been unstable since the Soviet collapse, and even two decades after the end of atheistic communism, millions are left with an enormous spiritual vacuum. Parents want better lives for their children, and they are deeply grateful when caring local church workers show genuine love to their little ones. Because of this, evangelical churches have tremendous opportunities for evangelistic outreach and discipleship ministries dedicated to children. Best of all, as the children are shown Christ’s love through the local church and believe the Gospel, the children often become the evangelists to reach their whole families.
Children are the church of tomorrow, and whether it’s through SGA-sponsored summer camps, orphan ministry or Sunday schools, the God-given opportunities to reach them are truly vast.
July 28th, 2015With all the tragic news from Ukraine over the past couple of years, we are rejoicing at the wonderful reports we are receiving about how God is blessing the summer camp ministries of the churches.
May 27th, 2015Not long ago, we received a wonderful report from Pastor Pavel, an SGA-sponsored missionary pastor in Belarus and leader in the Orphans Reborn ministry. He shared a few stories about several orphan graduates reached through the ministry. All are attending the church, and one has become a committed member of the Orphans Reborn team—reaching other orphans with Christ’s love as she was reached.
April 1st, 2015Today, I visited an orphanage in Vovchik, Ukraine, which is a village located in the Chernobyl area. I accompanied the Orphans Reborn team from Revival Church, which included Pastor Yaroslav Machinsky, and OR coordinator Grigory Karpov. Grigory was raised in an orphanage himself. He is married and has a daughter. He and his wife have carried on the OR ministry in Vovchik for a long time.
March 2nd, 2015SGA-sponsored Orphans Reborn teams primarily carry out their dedicated ministries at orphanages and children’s homes across Russia and her neighboring countries. But the Lord often brings other wonderful ministry opportunities their way beyond the walls of the orphanage.